Can you believe it's August? Summer’s drawing to a close and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. This month brings new faces, new watches and new beginnings, along with our usual Instagram round-up and our favourite board of the month on Pinterest. And if that wasn’t enough, you can save up to 30% on some of our favourite diamond rings and jewellery right now in our Brilliance of Diamonds event.
With love, from Beaverbrooks x
Like Pippa Middleton’s Engagement Ring?
We’ve got one very similar…
With her engagement to James Matthews officially confirmed, Pippa Middleton’s dazzling engagement ring has been catching everyone’s eye ever since.
Our diamond and jewellery buyer Lorna Haddon spoke about its vintage-inspired style. “It looks like an asscher cut diamond, surrounded by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds.”
Conjuring the glamour and romance of a by-gone era, halo rings showcase a central diamond illuminated with a glittering halo of smaller stones.
Are you a fan? Our 18ct White Gold Diamond ring bears a striking resemblance with its central, baguette-cut diamond surrounded by more beautiful diamonds and a halo of smaller glittering diamonds.
Decadent sparkle fit for royalty
Guaranteed to take your breath away, discover our entire range of beautiful vintage-inspired diamond halo rings.
Hamilton Will Take To The Skies At The Red Bull Air Race
Thrilling, supercharged and showcasing only the best pilots in the world, the Red Bull Air Race was first established in 2003 and is now globally renowned as the fastest, most exhilarating motorsport series on the planet.
With Hamilton watches as his official team sponsor, pilot Nicolas Ivanoff is rising to new heights in a Hamilton-branded Edge 540 in this year’s competition – which lands on British soil on the 13th and 14th August at Ascot Racecourse.
Boasting a deep-rooted passion for flying, Hamilton has been timing the skies since 1919 when the pioneering pilots of the era put their trust in the precision of its watches and navigation instruments.
Our month at an Insta-glance!
Here’s a quick round up of some of our favourite Instagram posts from the past few weeks. Follow us at @beaverbrooksthejewellers and share your own moments with the hashtag #beaverbrooks.
Life is short, buy the watch. Here’s the Michael Kors Kerry Crystal bringing a touch of glamorous sparkle to the everyday.
Menswear Style launched and reviewed our new 16-piece men’s collection.
A garden party with cars! We had a great time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with TAG Heuer.
Game, set, mismatch… We mixed it up with our jewellery on Centre Court at Wimbledon.
Instagram user sheilathompson123 loved her new Infinity bracelet.
Getting stacks of style with Links of London bracelets.
Instagram user nails_bygail showed off her pear-shaped diamond ring.
Picking The Perfect Gift For Your Bridesmaids
Our diamond ring and jewellery buyer Lorna Haddon spoke to Reveal.co.uk on how to pick the perfect gift for your bridesmaids.
“Bridesmaid jewellery shouldn’t just be limited to your wedding day; if you invest in quality pieces, they will last a lifetime and can be treasured forever.”
Lorna's Top tips
1. Opt for classic pearls and simple pieces if your bridesmaid dresses are high necked and embellished.
2. Bridesmaids wearing a plain block colour? A subtle piece of coloured jewellery can make the perfect finishing touch.
“I actually gave my bridesmaids these cute earrings as part of their gift and they absolutely loved them. As they are so fashionable, they wear them all the time which is lovely.”
See the full version of Lorna’s helpful hints here.
For more inspiration:
We’ve Opened Our First Concession!
We’re very excited to announce the opening of our first concession store in Straiton, Scotland.
Breitling Unveil Their First Smartwatch…
An instrument for the future and designed for professional pilots, the Breitling Exospace B55 Connected allows for Bluetooth control of the watch from any smartphone or tablet.
Taking the brand’s already popular Cockpit B50 model and adding an extra layer of supreme functionality, the Exospace B55 stands out through its resolutely technical design featuring a light and sturdy titanium case. The B55 uses Bluetooth LE to connect to a smartphone, enabling you to add functions such as setting a second timezone, alarms and reminder vibrations along with alerting you to incoming calls, texts and social media messages.
Keeping their rich heritage intact, this superb watch is made with pilots in mind so boasts smart features involving chrono flight time logs and countdowns to “mission start”. And with its digital and analogue displays, Breitling’s SuperQuartz movement and a magnificent blend of modern connectivity with classic pilot-watch aesthetics, this Breitling Exospace B55 Connected watch is for now, for the future and for ever.
Pick your perfect partner with these three design options.
Stone Of The Month – Peridot
For August babies, the striking peridot is said to bring prosperity, happiness and strength.
One of the few gemstones to occur in one colour, this vivid olive green stone contains subtle hints of gold – making it the ideal addition to summer wardrobes.
Give in to these golden green tones and treat yourself or a loved one to a piece of peridot jewellery, perfect for celebrating August birthdays.
Did you know?
The peridot is often confused with the emerald, and is sometimes called “the evening emerald”
And for those who like to look ahead, here’s a sneak preview of September’s Stone of the Month.
September's Stone of the Month - Sapphire
Amongst the most coveted gems in the world, sapphires are believed to protect those closest to you whilst representing loyalty and trust.
These precious stones come in almost every colour including pink, yellow and green, but are mostly associated with striking blue hues and have been referred to as the ultimate blue gemstone for centuries.
Making a special gift for your loved one, a perfect treat for yourself or a beautifully unique engagement ring, discover our range of sapphire rings and jewellery.
Introducing… Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme
Pioneered so famously by the performance car industry, carbon fibre is ultra-lightweight and high-strength – and this watch is not just made from any carbon fibre. Oris has developed and patented an innovative manufacturing technique derived from processes shared by the Williams Team to produce a fully carbon monocoque case middle, weighing a mere 7.2g.
Plus 20% Off Over 100 Diamonds!
You just can’t help falling in love with our incredibly precious and unique diamonds. And now there’s even more reason to fall in love, with exclusive offers in The Brilliance of Diamonds event.
Karlie Kloss Is The New Face Of Swarovski
Synonymous with brilliance and glamour, dazzling jewellery brand Swarovski has chosen Karlie Kloss as their new brand ambassador to showcase their signature sparkle.
A New York University student, a fashion and lifestyle inspiration, a savvy digital personality with the Klossy YouTube channel, the brains behind the Kode With Karlie scholarship and a successful business woman with Karlie’s Kookies, Karlie is much more than a supermodel.
Reflecting the Swarovski brand with her empowering take on life and her aim to make the everyday extraordinary, she said: “It’s an honour to join the Swarovski family and be part of the brand’s long history of bringing elegance to women through brilliant, unique designs.”
"This necklace looks so amazing!"
Adored around the world for the finest crystal embellishments since 1895, Swarovski jewellery is perfect for bringing a touch of remarkable glamour to every occasion.
"The epitome and style and sophistication"
Own A Piece Of Olympic History
With the 2016 Olympics in Rio drawing ever closer, we’re bringing another limited edition Omega Olympics watch to your attention.
The black dial showcases a wave pattern inspired by the sidewalks of Copacabana beach, whilst the polished black ceramic bezel includes a diving scale filled with white Super-LumiNova and numerals filled with red, blue, yellow and green lacquer to represent the colours of the Olympic rings.
On the reverse side of the 41mm stainless steel, a “Rio 2016” Olympic Games logo as well as an engraved Limited Edition number which confirms just how unique this watch is – only 3,016 pieces are being produced.